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How to get an ubuntu workspace switcher that is always visible?

I've probably asked this question before, but is there any way to get an Ubuntu workspace switcher that is always visible? Obviously, I don't mean the full screen version. I mean a small "thumbnail" ...
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Preventing app windows from changing workspaces when screen resolution changes

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I have a Dell laptop with resolution 1400x900 attached to an external monitor with resolution 1920x1080. When I attach to the external monitor I close the laptop lid and ...
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Password Protect a Workspace

Is there a way to password protect a workspace. So say workspace 1-3 are accessible and when you got to workspace 4 it asks for a password. Why do I want to do this so I could leave a password ...
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Change Ubuntu 12.04 (with Gnome) number of workspaces via command line

I'm trying to change the number of workspaces on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome from a terminal. It's easily done by right clicking on the workspaces preview in the panel, but I would like to be able to ...
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Using The Workspaces Independently From One Another?

I am a new Ubuntu user (migrating away from Microsoft/Windows) using Ubuntu 13.10. I like the feature of multiple workspaces. Currently, when I move between the four different workspaces, everything ...
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Alt + tab to switch between windows that are only in one screen

I am using GNOME-Classic and my window switcher is the Compiz Static Application Switcher. My problem is, when I press Alt+Tab, the switcher gives me the choice between windows of the whole workspace. ...
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Move window to workspace problem with disappearing window

When I want move window to some workspace by right click on top and in menu select move right or move to workspace (number) window disappear and i cant find it but app still running ? But when I ...
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Problem moving windows to other workspaces (ubuntu 13.10)

Ok, so I had ubuntu 13.04 and I could normaly move windows to other workspaces pressing "ctrl+alt+shift+any arrow button". But I recently upgraded to 13.10 and now, when I press those buttons, I only ...
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Can I only show windows that are open on the currently focused workspace on the launcher bar?

I have few windows opened on my first workspace, and few on second, but all appear on switch bar in the bottom. I want to have in the bar windows from only one workspace I am using now. I was looking ...
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Switching by hotkeys between workspaces with VirtualBox instance

I faced following usability issue: when have one of workspaces with focused VirtualBox instance within it,that can't switch between workspaces by Super+E or by Ctrl+Alt+Arrow. Is it possible to ...
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Auto switch workspaces

I have several monitoring applications that we would like to project using a projector in the IT area of our office. One of the apps is a Java application (so auto switching tabs in a browser will ...
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Startup applications in an assigned workspace

I can get applications to start on login using the GUI applet in Ubuntu. Is there anything that can be added to the command line so it starts in an assigned workspace? I haven't been able to get ...
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Xubuntu - Apps Become Unresponsive Intermittently

Possibly Relevant Information: XUbuntu 12.04 LTS (precise) XFCE 4.8 AMD Graphics (Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci, Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon) The primary symptom of this issue has been my ...
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How do I set a different wallpaper for each workspace in Xubuntu 13.04?

This might seem like a common question that have been already solved. Well, I checked many tutorials, question and googled a lot but almost everything failed after all. The main problem is that I do ...
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Additional Workspaces

Since upgrading to 13.10, am I now limited to just 4 workspaces? Do I have to network two computers to get the 6 workspaces I had been using 13.04? Or is that only available with a 32 bit system ...
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Is it possible to make ubuntu switch workspaces on a timed interval?

I have a computer hooked up to a television that I am using to show different data. I would like to setup some different programs on different workspaces and have it rotate the workspaces ...
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Will Mir support workspaces?

Although the Workspace Switcher no longer appears by default in Raring/Saucy, it can still be enabled, and some users find it invaluable. Will 14.04 or whichever version adopts Mir provide equivalent ...
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How to keep the open windows in the right workspace while changing/rotating monitor?

when I plug in/out an external monitor monitor, or I rotate the laptop monitor, the windows/applications open in the several workspaces often mess up, such as in the following figure: How can ...
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How do I disable the Workspace Switcher in the Cinnamon environment I use with 12.04LTS?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Cinnamon DE on my laptop. Whenever I move the mouse cursor to the top left area of the screen, the workspace switcher comes up to offer multiple workspaces. How do I ...
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Auto-update ->Cinnamon AND Gnome fallback stop working

I'm running 13.04, and work in Cinnamon. Today, I updated everything that was suggested. When the update finished, I restarted. Cinnamon crashed, sending me to gnome fallback. Gnome fallback ...
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Switching workspaces with dual monitors

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 and have a second monitor connected with a VGA. I currently have the second monitor as an extended screen. I was wondering if there was a way that I could set it up so I ...
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How to make Expo list windows from all workspaces?

When I press Win+W expo only shows the windows of the current workspace. I remember 12.04 had a similar problem (it was a Compiz bug) and there was a PPA to solve that (see this question). The problem ...
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Application to reproduce Mac OS X full screen mode?

I am currently running Xubuntu 13.04, but this would also be cool on Stock Ubuntu. I am a big fan of the way full screen works in Mac OS X, and would like to reproduce the effect on Linux with ...
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improve battery life by freezing (unload from cpu & memory) unused programs [closed]

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 + Gnome 3.6 on a laptop, a lot of times I would have 12+ windows spreaded amoung five or six workspaces. However most of the times I would just use a few programs located on one ...
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How to configure Ubuntu Unity to have fixed workspace for external monitor [duplicate]

I am using Unity (ubuntu 13.04). Is there any way to make one of the workspace stay fixed for external monitor. For example, I am in the middle of the presentation and I just want to quickly switch ...
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How to start empathy and steam on different workspace / viewport

The applications empathy and steam should start on different workspaces / viewports. In the tool ccsm there is the configuration option Window Management --> Place Windows --> Fixed Window Placement ...
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How can I prevent programs from switching workspaces?

I want to prevent programs from switching workspaces. If I'm working in one workspace and a program in another workspace has a dialog box come up, it interrupts whatever I'm doing. Similarly, if I ...
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Only show launcher on specific workspace?

Is it possible to only show the launcher on a specific workspace? I would like the launcher for my top left workspace, but none of the others. I seem to remember seeing an option or setting for this, ...
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I want the Firefox icon on the launcher to open a new window if there is no Firefox window open on the current workspace

I'm using Ubuntu Raring Ringtail, with three monitors and four workspaces. Currently, if I click on the Firefox button on the launcher and Firefox is already running but there is no Firefox window on ...
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Setting to only show applications of current workspace in launcher?

Is it possible to have the opened applications of the current workspace in the launcher but not the ones from other workspaces?
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windows change of workspace themselves

I'm in Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and I've noticed that my windows change of workspace themselves, that's very annoying and I want to fix it. I couldn't say when it changes exactly. But I've noticed that ...
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Can I share workspace in eclipse in dualbooting system?

I am dualbooting Windows 8 and Ubuntu (each os has it's own partition, third partition is shared). Can I use a same workspace for Windows and Ubuntu version of eclipse? I am not doing any serious ...
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Is there a command to go a specific workspace?

I'm trying to make a quicklist on the Workspace Switcher launcher that allows for quick switching to a certain workspace. (My friend sometimes uses my computer and just doesn't enjoy keyboard ...
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Can't close XBMC, on Ubuntu 13.04 x64 [closed]

All is well when I open XBMX (but even if I just open it by accident and I don't do anything in XBMC itself) When I try to close it (either via the 'x' at the top left to close the application, OR via ...
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Moving application windows from one workspace to another by dragging in the workspace chooser?

The old workspace chooser allowed you to move application windows between workspaces by dragging them around in the workspace chooser. I much prefer that to the new workspace chooser's method of ...
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What is the Compiz option “Number of Desktops” for?

What is the Number of Desktops setting for in CompizConfigSettingsManager > General Options > Desktop Size? There are options for Horizontal/Vertical Virtual Size which change the size of your ...
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How to open a program to a particular workspace (say3) from the terminal?

I want to open firefox from terminal to workspace number 3, is there any command for this? i know that to launch an application i neeed to use this command : sudo firefox & Now i want the ...
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Adjusting the background color/picture for each workspace [duplicate]

I remember some years ago when playing with linux you could adjust the background color or picture independantly for each workspace, so you could have different colors on each space. Is that ...
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way to detect which workspace you are currently in from the command line

I'm trying to figure out how to get the workspace number from a terminal script in gnome. Any ideas?
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How to debug keybindings?

This is a question about how to debug a failing key-binding. Because I love workspaces and vim bindings, I've created a 3 x 3 square of workspaces and bound the following keyboard shortcuts to move ...
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different icons on different workspaces

When I install an icon on one workspace it is installed on all four workspaces. Is it possible to install different icons on different workspaces? I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
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custom command on active screen event in kde

After upgrading to 13.04 I figured I'd give kde another try since it's been a while. One important feature of compiz that I really use is the ability to map arbitrary commands to edge events. I use a ...
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Where to set up Workspaces & 10.04 Look & Feel?

Unable to find setup for multiple workspaces. Previous response to another question gives: "System Settings > Appearance > Behavior Tab > Enable Workspaces" but "Appearance" is not even offered as ...
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Decrease the time for which the 'thing' appears while switching workspaces: Gnome Shell

I am using Gnome Shell. I want to decrease the time for which this picture or whatever, telling me, in what workspace I am moving, appears when switching workspaces. Image attached. In Unity, it is ...
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Accidentally deleted workspaces

I deleted my workspaces in Ubuntu studio, now I want to have them again. Didn't find any answers.
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How can I move a terminal screen from one workspace to another?

I tried to drag a terminal screen from one workspace to another, and it didn't work.
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How do I install indicator-workspace?

I receive this error when I install the software. Basically I want to know which space am I working on. $sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Is there a way to get 2x3 workspaces in gnome 3.6

All the extensions and workarounds I can find don't seem to work in gnome 3.6. Is there any way to get this to work in gnome 3.6?
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Fast, lightweight alternative to Compiz' Expo Plugin?

Are there any fast, lightweight alternatives to Compiz' Expo Plugin (which are compatible with / capable of running alongside Unity & Compiz) in standard Ubuntu? I'm looking for sth that's almost ...
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Unable to activate Workspaces ccsm / dash / dconf ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I ran the latest updates and as usual I had to re-install my video driver, download the headers and blah blah... I ran into a few troubles that I was able to fix and at the end I got my Ubuntu up and ...